Most often topical administration means application to body surfaces such as the skin to treat ailments, administer nutrients, transport hormones or to improve the surface image and health of the skin. There is a wide variety of application and transport mediums to accomplish this including creams, foams, gels, lotions, and ointments. The word topical derives from Greek τοπικός topikos, “of a place.”
Topical administration includes transdermal applications (through the skin) with the intent and expectation that the intended substance is absorbed into the body to attain a systemic distribution. Examples of transdermal delivery include transdermal patches which have become a popular means of administering drugs for birth control and the prevention of motion sickness.
Also, equally important is a correct dosage as an incorrect dosage can adversely affect the effectiveness for the user.
At AN Topicals we realize that our formulas, or the ‘carrier’ formula, used to transport the intended ingredient(s) is extremely important. For example, all the product benefits are overshadowed and diminished if the ‘carrier’ formula clogs pores, (comedogenic) is abrasive, irritating or produces negative skin reactions.
That’s why, at AN Topicals our products are formulated using naturally sourced, non-GMO, certified ingredients, free from chemicals, solvents, and pesticides. Our topical products are skin friendly, effective and safe to use.